The Double Degree programme is a Hong Kong Baptist University innovation. After five years of full-time study, students graduate with a Bachelor's degree (BA) with honours in English Language and Literature, and a Bachelor's degree with honours in Education (BEd).

The double degree provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of the subject area and, at the same time, prepares students to be professionally qualified English language teachers. This arrangement ensures a close association between the development of subject knowledge and the practice of teaching. Places are available for Primary Teaching and Secondary Teaching.

The Double Degree also gives access to a wide range of career opportunities, both within and outside teaching. It offers an excellent grounding for many career routes which draw on the in-depth study of the subject and the organisational, interpersonal and professional skills which are the characteristics of a qualified teacher.

The Double Degree Programme

The BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature and BEd (Hons) in English Language Teaching is a five-year full-time programme. It provides thorough preparation in two distinct disciplines: English Language and Literature and Education Studies.

Students who successfully complete the programme will hold a recognised teaching qualification that meets the Government′s requirements for professional English language teachers.

During the flow of their studies, students will undertake periods of school experience and teaching practice. In the summer preceding Year 3 they will embark on an overseas immersion programme, designed to enhance and expand their learning in an intensely English-speaking environment, for 6-8 weeks.

Programme Structure

In the Double Degree programme (5-year curriculum), you will need to take 167 units over your five years of study.

Current structure

  • English (ENGL) Major Courses 48
  • Education (EDUC) Major Courses 41
  • EDUC Teaching Practicum 10
  • EDUC Overseas Immersion Programme 3
  • One Semester Off-Campus Learning 12
  • ENG/EDUC Honours Project 6
  • General Education (GE) Courses 38
  • Free Electives 9

Total 167

From 2018 intake onwards

  • English (ENGL) Major Courses 51
  • Education (EDUC) Major Courses 43
  • EDUC Teaching Practicum 11
  • EDUC Overseas Immersion Programme 4
  • One Semester Off-Campus Learning 12
  • ENG/EDUC Honours Project 6
  • University Core Courses 13
  • General Education (GE) Courses 18
  • Free Electives 9
Total 167


Applicants must satisfy both the general university requirements and the special requirements of the programme. For details, please go to http://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/en/.

Program taught in:
Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Social Sciences

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Last updated April 1, 2019
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